a month, from October to May of each year, the members of the Clermont Woman's
Club look forward to a couple of hours of gathering for fellowship, getting
informative news and updates from special guest speakers and conduct a little
club business with some fun in the end.
This month, we had Darren Gray, City Manager of Clermont as our guest speaker. Along with him were his assistant Pam Bennett
and Doris Bloodsworth, the City's Public Information Officer. He was introduced by Ann Dupee, who told us some
interesting facts about him as his mom, Debbie Milwee, club's past president, looked on proudly. Mr. Gray
informed us of what's happening and coming to the city of Clermont and also
answered some questions from our members.
It is really exciting and great to be living in Clermont, the
"Choice of the Champions".
Photo collage by: MJWells
from top left:
Gray (City Manager), Debbie Milwee (his Mom and club's past president), Lynn
Lupoli (current First Vice President) ... Sylvia Barto (current President), Ann
Nickens (club Treasurer) ... members of the club Susy Gibson, Gloria Hayes,
Rubie Wheeler, Clara Rogiers (out-of-state guest and #1 FB fan) and
Connie Carlson (member).
Saturday, December 13th the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held
across our nation and across the ocean to Remember
(those who have fallen), Honor (those
who have served), and Teach (our children
the value of Freedom) at all of our nation's military cemeteries.
Photos by: MJWells & MBWells
Lupoli and Helen Cooney, Clermont Woman's Club past presidents, Suzy Gibson and
her husband were privileged to attend the ceremony at the Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.
around the corner where the ceremony was being held, Mary Joy Wells, also past
president, and her family were among the hundreds of volunteers who helped lay
wreaths on veteran's grave. Approximately
8,900 wreaths were placed at four of the sections that was covered this year. While that is a remarkable achievement, there
are over 100 sections that didn't have any wreaths at all.
so at the end of the ceremony when the bagpipes were silent and the twenty-one
gun salute is over and taps were played, a plea and a challenge went out to all
present. Next year is the tenth
anniversary of the ceremony at Bushnell and the goal is to have at least 10,000
wreaths for our fallen veterans.
your help, we can achieve this goal.Each wreath cost $15.00, a very small price to pay to honor a
veteran.You have a year to help us plan
to make sure that we, the members of the Clermont Woman's Club do our
10,000 Wreaths for 10yrs in 2015 ... Let's make this happen!
Don't be the one to say "I should have" be the one
to say "I did!"